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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645805/pre-admission-cha2ds2-vasc-score-and-outcome-of-patients-with-acute-cerebrovascular-events
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Guy Topaz, David Pereg, Mony Shuvy, Stefan Mausbach, Itzhak Kimiagar, Gregory Telman, Yona Kitay-Cohen, Dina Vorobeichik, Nir Shlomo, David Tanne
BACKGROUND: The CHA2DS2-VASc score has been recommended for the assessment of thromboembolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. Data regarding the association between the pre-admission CHA2DS2-VASc score and the outcome of patients with stroke and TIA are scarce. We aimed to assess the predictive value of pre-admission CHA2DS2-VASc score for early risk stratification of patients with acute cerebrovascular event. METHODS: The study group consisted of 8309 patients (53% males, mean age of 70±13...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644984/current-practice-and-recommendations-in-uk-epilepsy-monitoring-units-report-of-a-national-survey-and-workshop
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Khalid Hamandi, Sandor Beniczky, Beate Diehl, Rosalind H Kandler, Ronit M Pressler, Arjune Sen, Juliet Solomon, Matthew C Walker, Manny Bagary
PURPOSE: Inpatient video-EEG monitoring (VEM) is an important investigation in patients with seizures or blackouts, and in the pre-surgical workup of patients with epilepsy. There has been an expansion in the number of Epilepsy Monitoring Units (EMU) in the UK offering VEM with a necessary increase in attention on quality and safety. Previous surveys have shown variation across centres on issues including consent and patient monitoring. METHOD: In an effort to bring together healthcare professionals in the UK managing patients on EMU, we conducted an online survey of current VEM practice and held a one-day workshop convened under the auspices of the British Chapter of the ILAE...
June 15, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613408/pre-admission-antibiotics-for-suspected-cases-of-meningococcal-disease
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REVIEW
Thambu D Sudarsanam, Priscilla Rupali, Prathap Tharyan, Ooriapadickal Cherian Abraham, Kurien Thomas
BACKGROUND: Meningococcal disease can lead to death or disability within hours after onset. Pre-admission antibiotics aim to reduce the risk of serious disease and death by preventing delays in starting therapy before confirmation of the diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To study the effectiveness and safety of pre-admission antibiotics versus no pre-admission antibiotics or placebo, and different pre-admission antibiotic regimens in decreasing mortality, clinical failure, and morbidity in people suspected of meningococcal disease...
June 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573553/medication-use-and-fall-related-hospital-admissions-from-long-term-care-facilities-a-hospital-based-case-control-study
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Taliesin E Ryan-Atwood, Mieke Hutchinson-Kern, Jenni Ilomäki, Michael J Dooley, Susan G Poole, Carl M Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Manias, Biswadev Mitra, J Simon Bell
BACKGROUND: Falls are a leading cause of preventable hospitalizations from long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Polypharmacy and falls-risk medications are potentially modifiable risk factors for falling. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated whether polypharmacy and falls-risk medications are associated with fall-related hospital admissions from LTCFs compared with hospital admissions for other causes. METHODS: This was a hospital-based, case-control study of patients aged ≥65 years hospitalized from LTCFs...
June 1, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571933/predicting-readmission-risk-of-patients-with-diabetes-hospitalized-for-cardiovascular-disease-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Daniel J Rubin, Sherita Hill Golden, Marie E McDonnell, Huaqing Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a tool that predicts 30d readmission risk of patients with diabetes hospitalized for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the Diabetes Early Readmission Risk Indicator-CVD (DERRI-CVD™). METHODS: A cohort of 8189 discharges was retrospectively selected from electronic records of adult patients with diabetes hospitalized for CVD. Discharges of 60% of the patients (n=4950) were randomly selected as a training sample and the remaining 40% (n=3219) were the validation sample...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559660/mean-platelet-volume-as-a-predictor-of-heart-failure-related-hospitalizations-in-stable-heart-failure-outpatients-with-sinus-rhythm
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Hakki Kaya, Mustafa Kutay Yıldırımlı, Recep Kurt, Osman Beton, Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: In this study, we investigated the relationship between the mean platelet volume (MPV) with mortality and heart failure (HF)-related hospitalization in stable chronic HF outpatients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and with sinus rhythm (SR). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 197 consecutive stable chronic HFrEF outpatients with SR, who were admitted to our cardiology outpatient clinics for examination between January 2014 and January 2015...
May 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550348/medication-regimen-complexity-and-prevalence-of-potentially-inappropriate-medicines-in-older-patients-after-hospitalisation
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Wei Terk Chang, Stefan R Kowalski, Wassana Sorich, Christopher P Alderman
Background There is a relative paucity of information to characterise potential changes in medication regimen complexity and prevalence of prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications after hospitalisation, both in Australia and elsewhere. Objective To evaluate medication regimen complexity and the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications before and after admission to hospital. Setting General medical units of a tertiary care hospital in Australia. Methods Retrospective cohort study of patients aged 65 years and above...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546860/predictors-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-adult-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-an-observational-cohort-study
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Alexander Fletcher Sandersjöö, Jiri Bartek, Eric Peter Thelin, Anders Eriksson, Adrian Elmi-Terander, Mikael Broman, Bo-Michael Bellander
BACKGROUND: Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a recognized complication of adults treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, the predictors of ICH in this patient category are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of ICH in ECMO-treated adult patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of adult patients (≥18 years) treated with ECMO at the Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm, Sweden) between September 2005 and June 2016, excluding patients with ICH upon admission or those who were treated with ECMO for less than 12 h...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541452/clopidogrel-reloading-for-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-already-on-clopidogrel-therapy
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Jacob A Doll, Shuang Li, Karen Chiswell, Matthew T Roe, Mikhail Kosiborod, Benjamin M Scirica, Tracy Y Wang
Aims: We sought to determine the association of clopidogrel reloading with in-hospital bleeding and mortality in contemporary practice. Methods and results: We examined clopidogrel reloading for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients on pre-admission clopidogrel therapy in the ACTION Registry-GWTG from 2009 to 2014. We used inverse probability weighted propensity adjustment to compare in-hospital mortality and major bleeding risks between patients reloaded in the first 24 h with ≥300 mg of clopidogrel vs...
May 25, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526011/risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-survival-in-patients-treated-with-metformin-an-observational-cohort-study
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Samira Bell, Bassam Farran, Stuart McGurnaghan, Rory J McCrimmon, Graham P Leese, John R Petrie, Paul McKeigue, Naveed Sattar, Sarah Wild, John McKnight, Robert Lindsay, Helen M Colhoun, Helen Looker
BACKGROUND: Whether metformin precipitates lactic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains under debate. We examined whether metformin use was associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) as a proxy for lactic acidosis and whether survival among those with AKI varied by metformin exposure. METHODS: All individuals with type 2 diabetes and available prescribing data between 2004 and 2013 in Tayside, Scotland were included. The electronic health record for diabetes which includes issued prescriptions was linked to laboratory biochemistry, hospital admission, death register and Scottish Renal Registry data...
May 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506290/pre-admission-functional-status-impacts-the-performance-of-the-apache-iv-model-of-mortality-prediction-in-critically-ill-patients
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James S Krinsley, Thomas Wasser, Gina Kang, Sean M Bagshaw
BACKGROUND: Functional status (FS) before intensive care unit (ICU) admission is associated with short-term and long-term outcomes among critically ill patients. However, measures of FS are generally not integrated into ICU-specific mortality prediction models. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used prospectively collected data from 9638 consecutive patients admitted to a single ICU between 1 October 2005 and 30 September 2015. For each ICU admission, FS was prospectively determined and classified into three discrete categories based on performance of basic daily living activities (FS1 - fully independent; FS2 - partly dependent; FS3 - completely dependent)...
May 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499358/can-we-predict-functional-decline-in-hospitalized-older-people-admitted-through-the-emergency-department-reanalysis-of-a-predictive-tool-ten-years-after-its-conception
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Isabelle De Brauwer, Pascale Cornette, Benoît Boland, Franck Verschuren, William D'Hoore
BACKGROUND: In the Emergency Department (ED), early and rapid identification of older people at risk of adverse outcomes, who could best benefit from complex geriatric intervention, would avoid wasting time, especially in terms of prevention of adverse outcomes, and ensure optimal orientation of vulnerable patients. We wanted to test the predictive ability of a screening tool assessing risk of functional decline (FD), named SHERPA, 10 years after its conception, and to assess the added value of other clinical or biological factors associated with FD...
May 12, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496266/computer-assisted-decision-support-for-student-admissions-based-on-their-predicted-academic-performance
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Eugene Muratov, Margaret Lewis, Denis Fourches, Alexander Tropsha, Wendy C Cox
Objective. To develop predictive computational models forecasting the academic performance of students in the didactic-rich portion of a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum as admission-assisting tools. Methods. All PharmD candidates over three admission cycles were divided into two groups: those who completed the PharmD program with a GPA ≥ 3; and the remaining candidates. Random Forest machine learning technique was used to develop a binary classification model based on 11 pre-admission parameters. Results...
April 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491084/the-impact-of-optimal-medical-therapy-at-discharge-on-mortality-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Shi-Jian Chen, Wei Liu, Bao-Tao Huang, Jia-Yu Tsauo, Xiao-Bo Pu, Yong Peng, Mao Chen, De-Jia Huang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the current usage of optimal medical therapy (OMT), influencing factors, and the predictive value of OMT for all-cause mortality in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with different subgroups. METHODS: A total of 3176 CAD patients confirmed by coronary angiography were included. OMT was defined as the combination of anti-platelet drugs, statins, beta blockers, and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers...
February 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483246/comparison-of-first-year-of-life-acute-otitis-media-admissions-before-and-after-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine
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Tal Marom, Ofer Israel, Haim Gavriel, Jacob Pitaro, Ali Abo Baker, Ephraim Eviatar
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common childhood infection, which is usually managed in the outpatient setting. Yet, the more severe cases are referred for inpatient treatment. We hypothesized that pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs), administered during the first year of life, would decrease AOM admissions rate in this age group. We studied the characteristics of infants admitted with AOM and acute mastoiditis (AM) in the PCV13 era, routinely given from November 2010 to all infants...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475416/specific-clinical-profile-and-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-general-surgery-patients-with-infections-by-multi-drug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
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Ines Rubio-Perez, Elena Martin-Perez, Diego Domingo-García, Damian Garcia-Olmo
BACKGROUND: The incidence of gram-negative multi-drug-resistant (MDR) infections is increasing worldwide. This study sought to determine the incidence, clinical profiles, risk factors, and mortality of these infections in general surgery patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All general surgery patients with a clinical infection by gram-negative MDR bacteria were studied prospectively for a period of five years (2007-2011). Clinical, surgical, and microbiologic parameters were recorded, with a focus on the identification of risk factors for MDR infection and mortality...
May 5, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471622/combination-of-corticosteroids-with-5-aminosalicylic-acids-compared-to-corticosteroids-alone-for-hospitalized-patients-with-active-ulcerative-colitis
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Ofir Har-Noy, Bun Kim, Rivi Haiat, Tal Engel, Bella Ungar, Rami Eliakim, Won Ho Kim, Jae Hee Cheon, Shomron Ben-Horin
BACKGROUND: Although 5-amino-salycilic acids (5-ASA) are often used with corticosteroid treatment in moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, the value of continuing/initiating 5-ASA in this clinical setting has not been explored. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of a combination 5-ASA+corticosteroid therapy on the outcome of hospitalized patients with acute moderate-severe ulcerative colitis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients hospitalized with moderate-severe ulcerative colitis in two centers, Israel and South Korea...
October 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461965/total-knee-arthroplasty-and-infection-how-surgeons-can-reduce-the-risks
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REVIEW
Nicola Ratto, Chiara Arrigoni, Federica Rosso, Matteo Bruzzone, Federico Dettoni, Davide Edoardo Bonasia, Roberto Rossi
Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures. Nevertheless, several complications can lead to implant failure.Peri-prosthetic joint infections (PJI) certainly represent a significant challenge in TJA, constituting a major cause of prosthetic revision. The surgeon may have an important role in reducing the PJI rate by limiting the impact of significant risk factors associated to either the patient, the operative environment or the post-operative care.In the pre-operative period, several preventive measures may be adopted to manage reversible medical comorbidities...
September 2016: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460024/non-vitamin-k-dependent-oral-anticoagulants-have-a-positive-impact-on-ischaemic-stroke-severity-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Simon Hellwig, Ulrike Grittner, Heinrich Audebert, Matthias Endres, Karl Georg Haeusler
Aims: Several studies showed reduced stroke severity in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) if the international normalized ratio (INR) was ≥ 2 at stroke onset. There are no respective data for non-vitamin K-dependent oral anticoagulants (NOACs). The aim of this study was to compare the impact of NOAC or phenprocoumon intake on stroke severity. Methods and results: In this single-centre observational study, 3669 patients with acute ischaemic stroke were retrospectively analysed regarding AF status and medication immediately before admission...
April 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416224/post-discharge-kidney-function-is-associated-with-subsequent-ten-year-renal-progression-risk-among-survivors-of-acute-kidney-injury
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Simon Sawhney, Angharad Marks, Nick Fluck, Adeera Levin, David McLernon, Gordon Prescott, Corri Black
The extent to which renal progression after acute kidney injury (AKI) arises from an initial step drop in kidney function (incomplete recovery), or from a long-term trajectory of subsequent decline, is unclear. This makes it challenging to plan or time post-discharge follow-up. This study of 14651 hospital survivors in 2003 (1966 with AKI, 12685 no AKI) separates incomplete recovery from subsequent renal decline by using the post-discharge estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) rather than the pre-admission as a new reference point for determining subsequent renal outcomes...
April 14, 2017: Kidney International
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